Morris Hatalsky

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Morris Hatalsky
Personal information
Born (1951-11-10) November 10, 1951 (age 65)
San Diego, California
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Career
College Arizona State University
U.S. International University
Turned professional 1973
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
PGA Tour Champions 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T24: 1982
U.S. Open T49: 1977
The Open Championship CUT: 1984
PGA Championship T14: 1990

Morris Hatalsky (born November 10, 1951) is an American professional golfer.

Early years and amateur career[edit]

Hatalsky was born in San Diego, California.[1] He started in golf at age 10, when his older brother bought him a set of junior clubs. As an amateur, he won the 1968 Mexico National Junior Championship. Hatalsky initially attended Arizona State University, where his teammates on the golf team included future PGA Tour and Champions Tour players Bob Gilder, Howard Twitty and Tom Purtzer. He transferred to U.S. International University (now Alliant International University), where he was an NAIA All-American in 1972 and served as team captain.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Hatalsky turned professional in 1973.[1] He qualified for the PGA Tour at the 1976 Qualifying School and won four times on Tour between 1981 and 1990. In 2002, he took Rookie of the Year honors in his first season on the Champions Tour, and he was won three events at that level.[2]

Professional wins (7)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 27, 1981 Hall of Fame –13 (63-71-68-71=275) 2 strokes United States Jerry Pate, United States D. A. Weibring
2 Jul 10, 1983 Greater Milwaukee Open –13 (70-68-71-66=275) Playoff United States George Cadle
3 Jun 5, 1988 Kemper Open –14 (68-66-68-72=274) Playoff United States Tom Kite
4 Jul 15, 1990 Bank of Boston Classic –13 (70-68-69-68=275) 1 stroke United States Scott Verplank

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1983 Greater Milwaukee Open United States George Cadle Won with par on second extra hole
2 1983 Miller High Life QCO United States Danny Edwards Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 1988 Kemper Open United States Tom Kite Won with par on second extra hole

Champions Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Aug 25, 2002 Uniting Fore Care Classic 42 points (19-11-12=42) 12 points United States Jay Sigel
2 May 25, 2003 Columbus Southern Open –12 (66-65-67=198) 1 stroke United States Allen Doyle
3 Apr 2, 2006 Puerto Vallarta Blue Agave Golf Classic –9 (70-67-70=207) 1 stroke United States Scott Simpson

Champions Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2005 Blue Angels Classic United States Jim Thorpe Lost to birdie on third extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T24 CUT 44 DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP T29
U.S. Open T49 CUT DNP DNP T65 CUT DNP T52 T52 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP T38 DNP T59 DNP T54 T47 CUT T54 DNP T56 CUT DNP T14 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Biographical information from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 16, 2011. 

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